Tales from the Captain's Log

Tales from the Captain's Log

Description

For centuries, ships' commanders kept journals that recorded their missions. These included voyages of discovery to unknown lands, engagements in war and sea and general trade. Many of their logs, diaries and letters were lodged at The National Archives and give a vivid picture of the situations that they encountered.

Entries range from Captain James Cook's notes of his discovery of the South Pacific and Australia, to logs of the great naval battles, such as Trafalgar and the Battle of the Nile. From the ships that attempted to stop piracy in the Caribbean, to the surgeons who recorded the health of the men they tended and naturalists who noted the exotic plants and animals they encountered, comes a fascinating picture of life at sea, richly illustrated with maps, drawings and facsimile documents found alongside the logs in the archives.


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Details

Author(s)
The National Archives
Format
Hardback | 304 pages
Dimensions
205 x 255 x 30.48mm | 1,214g
Publication date
31 Oct 2017
Publisher
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Imprint
Adlard Coles Nautical
Publication City/Country
London, United Kingdom
Language
English
Illustrations note
120 colour and black and white maps, illustrations, photos and facsimile documents
ISBN10
1472948661
ISBN13
9781472948663
Bestsellers rank
74,914